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Draw Lincoln's head any size except a size that
would look like a tracing. Use pencil. Everyone who
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SAY.' THAT 50UNDEP LIKE
CAME FROM ABOVE The
AND I SAW THE SEALS
BEING BROKEN HERE/
TWENTY THOUSAND IS A
' PRETTY STRONG TEMPTATION:
And as matt dillon rides back todop&e
city, angry voices fill front street...
SUDPENLY, DOWN THE STREET
MORNING/ I'M MARSHAL PILLON OF
POPGE CITy.' YOU FOLKS DO A LOT
OF BLASTING.' I'D LIKE TO MEET
YOUR BEST DYNAMITER:
1 HAD THE VENTCHECKEDONTHE SEALEDCAR.
IT HAP AN OPENING BLOWN 50 A MAN
GET INTO THE CAR, SUBSTITUTE
SHOVE THE VENT BOARDS 8ACK AND
STEP FROM THE CAR ROOF TO THE
EMBANKMENT WHERE THE SLIPE
STOPPEP THE TRAIN/ VOU
P(P THE PRECISION
AS THE STUNNED MATT DILLON LIES MOTION- ' A WINUTE LATER, HIS EARS STILL RINGING-,
LESS AFTER THE EXPLOSION... " OiZZY AND SHAKEN, MATT DILLON STAGGERS
Into dodge house came men from many
parts of the world, but one briti5h
cockney accent in the middle of the
1 american west snapped all heads around.
EXCUSE ME, OLD CHAP/ CAN YOU I'LL TAKE YOU
'ELP ME? I'M FROM THE OLD / TO A CATTLE
COUNTRY-- ENGLAND, YOU < DEALER— SOON
KNOW/ WANT TO SETTLE \ AS I FINISH
'EREASOUTS/ START A RANCH-' PICKING UP
WHERE CAN I GET A GOOD / ALL' THE "H'S"-
BULL TO START A 'ERP?- J YOU DROPPED.'
WITH LAUGHTER RINGING. IN HIS EARS, JAMES 6YLERS
WENT OFF TO BUY A BULL, AND HE PICKED OUT THE
M05T EXPENSIVE PRIZE BULL IN DODGE CITY'S
WATCH, BOYS/ I'M GOING TO GIVE THAT \
ENGLISHMAN A RUN FOR HI5 MONEY.' J
MAYBE MOT, BUT I'LL
""" HE STAYS HOME j
FROM NOW ON/ /
BUT DOUG WAS WRONG/ A FEW WEEKS LATER,
HAVING BOUGHT FINE RANCH LAND, JAMES GYLERS
RODE INTO TOWN FOR SUPPLIES — SUT HE WAS
WHY, YES, AS A MATTER Of FACT,
E A GOOD BIT OF RIDING
BUT THIS MULE SEEM5
JPw^ 'h r
r V- \\tk '■%*
Unfortunately, the mule was gunshy/and as
gylers started riding back home, the marshal
was engaged in exchanging lead with two harpcases,..
OFF THAT MULE BEFORE
HE'S RIDING OFF
AS IF NOTHING
WOULD HAVE THE
THE NERVE TO
DON'T LET HIS ACCENT FOOL
YOU.' THESE PAPERS HE
DROPPED EXPLAIN IT ALL.'
EVER HEAR -OF THE CRIMEAN
WAR BACK IN '54, WHEN
THE BRITISH TANGLED WITH
WELL, GYLERS WAS THERE AND CHARGED e*i
AGAINST EVEN BIGGER ODDS THAM DOUG/AC-
CORDING TO THIS MILITARY CITATION FOR BRAVERY,
GYLERS TOOK PART IN TWE MOST FAMOUS CHAR6E
OF ALL.' GYLERS WAS ONE OF THE 5IX HUNDRED IN
XH£ CHARGE OF THE
Circumstantial Evidence |
As gunfire echoed down the moin street,
the citizens of Fryingpan ducked for cover.
It was a couple of brave souls who saw
a slender figure run out of Griffin's Gen-
eral Store, leap astride a horse and head
out of town.
"It's Ace Griffin," they yelled. "He must
hove shot his uncle!"
Sure enough, Silos Griffin's limp body
was found in the back store-room of the
As Sheriff Hack Benson pushed his way
through the crowd he was greeted by Doc
Dover, the town physician. Doc drew the
sheriff aside and gave him a brief report.
"I see," said Benson. "Told anyone
about this?" '
"No," was the Doc's reply. "And no-
body's touched the body either."
Hack grunted. "All right, Doc. Just keep
the details to yourself for now."
That was when Mike Hart, owner of the
Silver Dollar Restaurant spoke up. "If was
Ace Griffin that did it! He was always
quarreling with his uncle about money.
We saw him running out of the store right
after the shooting."
Benson frowned. "Well, no one actually
saw him do it, so it's circumstantial evi-
Mike snorted. "Ever since you started
taking that mail-order law school course
you've been talking like a lawyer."
Hack frowned and spoke to the crowd.
"All right, men! I'm swearing in a possel" -
it took most of the afternoon to run
down the fugitive. By the time the posse
arrived back with the prisoner, a crowd of
angry citizens awaited Sheriff Benson at
"Benson, I'm talking far the others,"
said Mike Hart. "We're here to save the
county the cost of a trial."
"I'm not standing for lynch law," said
Benson, grimly. "Ace is going to have a
fair trial. Men, you'd better go home. All
you've got against him is circumstantial evi-
"Don't fry to bamboozle us with your
smart lawyer's talk," said Mike, "when
poor Silas is lying dead with three bullets
in his back."
And that was when the sheriff's gun
turned on Mike Hart,
"Mike!" said the sheriff grimly. "No
one knew how many bullets it took to kill
poor Silos — qr that he had been shot in
the back. Outside of D»c Dover and me
no one had that information except the
''Are you accusing me?" said Mike in-
"I am,." was the sheriff's reply. "We'vo
checked the records and we found that you
owed Silas thousands of dollars for sup-
plies — and you figured a bullet would set-
tle the account."
He nudged Mike with the gun. "You've
been aching to get inside my jail, mister.
Step right in. I've got a cell all ready."
/ MOID IT, VII
For two days, the three men watch the store
in win and late the third pay...
spAob's COWING TONIGHT.' AND HE
MUST HAVE PLENTY OF SOLD DUST
-OR tVHY ELSE WOULD HE
HAVE ORDERED ALL
THOSE SAGS FOR
'- l^MH --^ CARRYING GOLD
■-XasFlrtt. . DUST?
THAT NIGHT. .. |
ALL RIGHT/ -
■ vWPy 1
HEAR HIS -4
)■ ( THEV MAY FIGURE He SCAR6D
\ UP A RABBIT/ LET'S START
l^5Ev LOOKING FDR HIS GOLD
iafc—— v— — DU5T/
Early next morning..
And as matt dillon escorts the man home...
I'D LIKE SOME.
WATER BEFORE ,
I LEAVE/ /
wait outside, Marshal, 1
AND I'tk FETCH VOJ.A DRINK.'!
■ '■ '■ - : v ; j.;- ;
^ijj -- ' , n
r HAVEN'T \
GOT -AW )
GOLD OUST, 1 J
OON'T US,' THAT'S HOW YOU
PAID DOC ADAMS — WITH DUST/
THAT'S HOW YOU BOUSHT
YOUR EATS/ WHY ELSE ]
WOULD YOU HAVE ORDEREP /
k. SOLD DUST BASS? ^y
1^- \^^»i t
iJY .(i r^aHV
i( VjrSl ' MB
1 &ET HIM TO ANTE UP } 1
THAT GOLD DUST/OR~/i»
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/ IT'S LUCK/ I CHECKED
gfej WHEN THE HOTEL CLERK
HSfi SAID SPADES DAUGHTER
pWF\ RODE OFF WITH r-
^^^^\ THREE WEN/ 1
COVERED TILL I
TAKE HIS SHOOTIN&
"DONT TAKE YOUR.
OFF HIM— HE'S TRICKY/
■ W* BOYS.' I
/ GOT THE
i FELLOW'S GL
STATEMENT REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF AU-
GUST 24, 1912. AS AMENDED BY THE ACTS
OF MARCH 3, 1933, JULY 2, 1946 AND JUNE
11, 1960 (74 Stat 208) SHOWING THE OWNER-
SHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION
OF Gunsmoke published bi-monthly at New York,
N. Y„ for October 1. 1960.
1. The names and addresses of ihe publisher, edi-
tor, managing editor, and business managers are:
Publisher, George T. Delacorte, Jr., 750 Third Ave-
nue, New York 17, N. Y.; Editor, Helen Meyer, 750
Third Avenue, New York 17, N.Y.; Managing editor.
None; Business manager, Helen Mever, 751) Third
Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.
2. The owner is Dell Publishing Co., Inc.. 730
Third Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.; George T. Dela-
corte, Jr., 750 Third Avenue, New York 17, N- Y.;
Estate of Margarita E. Delacorte, 750 Third Avenue.
New York 17, N. Y.
3. The known bondholders, mortgagees, and other
security holders owning or h&lding I per cent or
more ol total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other
securities are: None.
4. Paragraphs 2 and 3 include, in cases where the
stockholder or security holder appears upon the
books of the company as trustee or in any other
fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corpora-
tion lor whom such trustee is acting; 3I50 the state-
ments in the two paragraphs show the affiant's full
knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and
conditions under which stockholders and securirv
holders who do not appear upon the books of the
company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a
capacity other than that of a bona fide owner.
5. The average number of copies of each issue of
this publication sold or distributed, through the
mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the
12 months preceding the date shown above was;
.(Signed) HELEN MEYER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th dav
of September. 1960.
JOHN C, WEBER
(Seal) (My Commiiiion Expires March 30, 1962)
G««o« fAMOUS TRAIN ROBBERIES
INGENUITY WAS THE MARK OF THE FAMOUS TRAIN
ROBBER, OLIVER FERRY- CUTTING A SMALL HOLE IN
AN EXPRESS CAR, HE SNEAKED INTO THE CAR
ANP H!P UNDER. THE PACKAGES/
WHEN THE TRAIN WAS ON ITS WAY, HE JUMPED
THE EXPRESS CAR MESSENGER AND MADEAGOOD
HAUL. THEN TO STOP THE TPAIN, HE CUT THE
AIRHOSE BETWEEN CARS.'
Kg » LrJHST _
Another time, perry hit an express car in the
middle of a hailstorm. he swung down from
a rope secured to the car top and kicked
in the window/
But he was spotted.' he made A temporary
ESCAPE BY SITTING AMONG THE PULLMAN
PASSENGERS WHILE LAWMEN SEARCHED THE
TRAIN FOR HIM.'
Butch cassidy and three of his wild bunch
took the easy way of stopping a train when
it 5lowed down on a steep upgrade, they
BUT AFTER THEY ROBBED THE UNION PACIFIC
TRAIN THE COMPANY UNDERTOOK AN UNUSUAL
■PURSUIT. THE. POSSE, HOR5ES AND ALL,CHASED
THE ROSBERS BY RAIL/
This is aBeaverbear
^QAbeaverbear is always hungry as
a bear for chewy Kraft Caramels
■»: A and husy as a beaver cause,
... while he's eating one Kraft
Caramel he's unwrapping another.
Kraft makes ^ bte flfl/lm *.
Caramels like feT CARA MELS
Kraft makes «.»,«-**»
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